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How to fit your fridge freezer

Need some tips on how to fit that new fridge freezer? You’re in the right place, our handy guide will walk you through how to disconnect and connect your appliance.

How to connect your new appliance

Learn how to install your fridge freezer

We've put together a step-by-step installation guide. So, once your new fridge freezer arrives, you'll be able to get it set up and ready to store your fresh groceries.

Start off by removing any packaging such as wrappers and stickers.

Move your appliance into place.

Next you need to balance the feet so that it’s all nice and level.

If your model has a water tank, go ahead and fill it up.

Once everything’s in place, let it settle for an hour before plugging in. And it’ll take about 6 hours for it to start working properly.

How to connect a plumbed in model

First, turn off your water supply and unplug your fridge freezer.

Unscrew the water connector on the back of your appliance, attach the water hose and then fasten the screw tight with a spanner.

Check the direction of the waterflow on the filter attached to the water hose.

Now secure the water filter in the direction of the waterflow to an appropriate place on the wall using the provided bracket – we’d recommend under your kitchen counters near your water supply, so it’s out of the way.

Now connect the other end of the water hose to your water supply and fasten tight.

Next you can turn on the water supply to check everything’s ok. Place a bucket under it, in case of any leaks – If there are leaks, turn off the water supply and fasten even tighter.

Once everything’s fastened tight and working, pour around 10 glasses of water and empty into the sink to clean out the filter – DO NOT drink these.

Now you’re good to go and can start enjoying nice fridge cold water.

This is just a brief guide on how to connect a plumbed in model. We always recommend that you follow the instruction manual that comes with your product for the best guide, as this can vary between different models and manufacturers.

How to fit a door to an integrated appliance

Firstly, make sure you always have your product’s instruction manual with you to look back to.

Once your appliance is in place within the housing unit, you’ll want to remove the door bracket from the top.

Grab the plastic templates that should come with your appliance and use them to measure the door position – follow the advice in your instruction manual.

Lay down a sheet on your worktop and place your cabinet door onto it. Clip the plastic templates to the door bracket and measure and mark the centre point of the door.

Move the template to the top of the door and make sure the bracket is in the right position.

Now you can fix the bracket to the cabinet door with the provided screws.

Attach the rest of smaller brackets (there should be four) to your fridge door with the correct screws – follow your instruction manual for the best advice.

Once all the brackets are in place, you can slide your cabinet door onto your fridge door - make sure the cabinet door is properly lined up with your kitchen door.

When you’re happy with the positioning, fasten the cabinet door to your fridge with the screws provided – check your instruction manual for the best advice.

Now the door is fastened, finish off by following your instruction manual for any last little bits such as attaching any plastic covers to keep everything neat and tidy.

This is just a brief guide on how to fit a cabinet door onto an integrated appliance. We always recommend that you follow the instruction manual that comes with your product for the best guide, as this can vary between different models and manufacturers.

How to reverse your fridge door

When your fridge freezer arrives, you might realise the door would be best suited on the other side. It’s best to reverse your fridge freezers doors before you use it. But if you are already using it, unplug it, remove anything inside, and if you have one, empty the water tank.

Now you can go ahead and remove the fridge door. Remove the plastic hinge cover using a screwdriver, then unscrew the top hinge and remove the door by lifting it upwards.

Next, remove the freezer door by unscrewing the middle hinge. Then again, lift the door up to unhinge.

Grab a spanner and remove the hinge pin at the bottom of your appliance. Put the hinge pin into the other hole.

Now lean your fridge freezer safely at a 45° angle – get someone to help you do this.

Now you can unscrew the bottom foot hinge and swap it round with the foot and screws from the opposite side.

Next you need to reposition the hinge housing – start by removing the one at the top and put it into the opposite side of the door.

Unscrew the bottom hinge housing as well as the stopper – remove the metal stopper, rotate it 180° and put it into the opposite side of the door. Repeat steps 7-8 for the freezer door.

Get the freezer door and hold it into position. Now rotate the middle hinge by 180°, screw the door into position and make sure the hinge is in its housing. Do the same for the fridge door too.

Finally reverse the handles. Unscrew and flip them before screwing them back into the opposite side.

This is just a brief guide on how to reverse your fridge freezer’s door, it can vary between different models and manufacturers. We’d recommend having your product manual on hand for the best guidance.

Disconnecting your old appliance

Learn how to disconnect your old fridge freezer

We've put together a step-by-step disconnection guide. So, once your new fridge freezer has arrived, you'll be able to safely disconnect and remove the appliance it is replacing.

First make sure it’s empty – then unplug your appliance from the wall.

If it’s a plumbed in model, disconnect it from your water supply.

Next, move your appliance out of its place. Be careful not to damage your flooring.

Now you can move it out of your house – be careful when moving through tight corridors or going round any tight corners.

How to level your new appliance

Learn how to level your fridge freezer

We've put together a step-by-step leveling guide. So, once your new fridge freezer is in it's desired position, you'll be able to get it safely level with the floor.

Start off by removing the protective grille at the bottom of your fridge freezer – Look at your product’s instruction manual for the best way to do this.

Check the legs to work out how to adjust them. Some models can be twisted to adjust, whereas others will need a screwdriver or a spanner.

Raise or lower the legs depending on your situation – turn clockwise to raise and anti-clockwise to lower.

Place a spirit level on top of the fridge freezer to measure the appliance’s tilt. If the level is flat, your fridge is even from left to right. If it’s not, keep twisting the legs until it is.

Check the slope by placing a spirit level against the bottom of your fridge freezer – It should slope slightly back.

Once you’re all level, pop the protective grille back on.

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